Johnny Ray Sullivan, 71, Huntingburg

Johnny SullivanJohnny Ray Sullivan, 71, of Huntingburg, died Tuesday at St. Charles Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in St. Meinrad October 3, 1942, to Lawrence F. and Leona (Whipking) Sullivan.

Johnny Ray is survived by three daughters, Tina Gehlhausen, Cissna Park, Illinois, Leslie Sullivan, Huntinburg, and Jennifer Ornduff; two brothers, Richard Sullivan, West Baden and Clyde Sullivan, Rising Sun; two sisters, Christina Hawkins, Huntingburg and Rosetta Cravens, Birdseye; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie (Mathies) Sullivan, who died in July, 1991, two daughters, Samantha Blades and Jo Anne Sullivan, three brothers, Edgar and Ronald Sullivan and infant Arthur Leroy Sullivan, and three sisters, Mary Smith, Ruth Mathies, and infant Esther June Sullivan.

Services at 2 p.m. (EDT) Saturday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery. David Wayne Mathies will officiate at the service. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the VFW Post No. 2366 Memorial Detail. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared with the family online at

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